1991 Suzuki GSX-R1100

SOLD FOR: $5,564

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 7, 2023

Winner: Bird427

Winning Bid: $5,200
Buyer Fee: $364
Total: $5,564

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A year after Suzuki changed the sportbike game with the GSX-R750 in 1985, they rolled out the big brother GSX-R1100. The press and the public ate it up, but that didn’t stop Suzuki from making changes every single year. 1991 brought mechanical upgrades in the form of larger carbs, but the most obvious changes were a series of significant cosmetic changes – the bodywork was restyled and the headlights were covered.

Basic specifications of the ’91 model were 145 horsepower and 497 pounds – heavy nowadays but a featherweight when it was released. A Modern Classic review on Bennetts describes the 1100 Gixxer by saying, “on the open road it was astonishing. Fast and torquey like nothing else I’d ridden, but nimble too, feeling like what I imagined a proper race bike would as it flicked from left to right on the smallest of rider inputs.”

This example is VIN: GV73A107295, Engine #: V710-116631. It came to Iconic as an import from the Japan; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 50,902 kilometers (31,629 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform the following: replace missing bodywork hardware/clips, replace missing mirror hardware, replace fuel petcock, reinstall windscreen, decal removal, clean, modify and replace reservoir bracket, and windscreen replacement.

Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Tire Years – Front/ Rear: 2014
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 80%
Tire Pressure – Front: 34PSI; Rear: 36PSI
Brake Life – Front/ Rear: 50%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear: Ok;
Clutch: New
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Fail
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Not Working
Standing Voltage: 12.69V
State of Health: 100%
State of Charge: 93%
Cranking Voltage: 11.07V Normal
Charging Test – Load Off: 14.84V;
Load On: 13.24
Diode Ripple: 0.27V Normal
Test Ride – 2 Km test ride, bike operates as intended

-Aftermarket muffler
-Upgraded brake system
-Scratches on fuel tank
-Carbs corroded cosmetically
-Horn not working

Solo seat cowl.

Goodridge steel-braided brake lines.

Yoshimura Cyclone exhaust.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Angel GT tires that have aged out.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any GSX-R1100 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 14

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Bird427

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Bird427 July 7, 2023 4:57 pm PDT $5,200
RTLUIS2002 July 7, 2023 4:57 pm PDT $5,123 Auto
RTLUIS2002 July 6, 2023 4:58 pm PDT $5,100
htk1 July 6, 2023 4:58 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
htk1 July 6, 2023 4:23 pm PDT $4,800
RTLUIS2002 July 6, 2023 4:23 pm PDT $4,700 Auto
RTLUIS2002 July 6, 2023 3:54 pm PDT $4,601
bmxr July 5, 2023 8:30 pm PDT $4,501
htk1 July 5, 2023 8:30 pm PDT $4,500 Auto
htk1 July 1, 2023 5:02 pm PDT $4,000 Reserve
Bird427 July 1, 2023 5:02 pm PDT $1,000 Auto
Bird427 June 30, 2023 6:36 pm PDT $665
Compstall73 June 30, 2023 6:36 pm PDT $565 Auto
Compstall73 June 30, 2023 3:10 pm PDT $1
Auction started June 30, 2023 7:30 am PDT
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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
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